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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
By Rouén Robinson
Mar 2, 2017 - 4:42:05 PM

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The latest and emptiest installment in the franchise

A super soldier stripped of her psychic abilities becomes the only hope the human race has against apocalyptic obliteration. As she returns to the city where it all began, she must rally the remaining survivors for a climactic battle against the ravenous hordes of undead and the corporation responsible for the state of the world.

Alice is the once super-powered soldier working against the Umbrella Corporation to put a stop to their T-virus that caused the destruction of the world, but there are still secrets trapped inside of her that she must unlock to do this. Claire Redfield is leader of a group of survivors trying to stay alive in Raccoon City who is willing to risk it all to help Alice find a way to stop the T-Virus. Albert Wesker is the super soldier loyal to the Umbrella Corporation who has been maintaining its Hive facility in Raccoon City until he is given orders to do otherwise. Dr. Alexander Isaacs is the current head of the Umbrella Corporation who has made it his life goal to wipe Alice and her clones off the face of the Earth before rebuilding it in his image.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a mess of convoluted science fiction, horror and action movie cliches crammed into a badly edited feature film. The promise that this is the last installment is major good news as almost everything in this movie is stolen from better films with something original to say. This movie even had the obligatory Ruby Rose 2017 movie appearance that feels like a trend that is about to overstay its welcome due to overexposure. It feels like Paul W. S. Anderson has run out of ideas for this film series and because of that every scene feels like it was a chore to film as much as it is headache inducing to watch. There is so much wrong with this motion picture that hearing about the people who lost life and limb in its production feels like the ultimate insult to the blood, sweat & tears put into this botched theatrical release.

I rate this flick a rating of 2 out of 5.

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Rouén Robinson has been an avid moviegoer since childhood and has been critiquing motion pictures for almost a decade. He has been a film critic for The Cinemas on Tempo and was a judge for FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island, an off shoot of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF). Rouén lives in Grand Bahama and can be reached at redr1976@icloud.com and on Twitter @thereelrouen

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